Four people killed in electricity transmission tower collapse near Cairo

Four people killed in electricity transmission tower collapse near Cairo

Four Egyptian workers were killed yesterday when an electricity transmission tower collapsed in Giza province, southwest of Cairo, Egyptian health ministry said.

The ministry's spokesman Khaled Mujahid said three other people were injured in the accident, noting that seven ambulances rushed immediately to the site of the accident and moved the injured and the dead to two hospitals in Giza.

Meanwhile, Egypt's Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy announced that parts of an unused transmission line tower of capacity 220 kV at West Cairo power plant fell down during maintenance works.

"During the dismantling of the tower by a private contractor, parts of the tower fell on some of the contractor's workers," Xinhua cited the statement as saying.

A probe team has arrived at the site of the accident and started an investigation.

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